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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Will The Navy’s New Killer Drones Hunt Terrorists or Fight China?

The Navy is about to place a major bet on the future of U.S. air power.

Here’s How the Next Mark Felt Would Leak to the Press

With the recent revelation that the Department of Justice under the Obama administration secretly obtained phone records for Associated Press journalists -- and previous subpoenas by the Bush administration targeting the Washington Post and New York Times -- it is...

What Torture Charges? Special Ops Chief Says Afghan Relations Are ‘Great’

From torture allegations to dead U.S. soldiers, it's been a brutal few days in Afghanistan. But to the admiral in charge of America's special operation forces, things are going rather well there.

Navy’s Historic Drone Launch from an Aircraft Carrier Has an Asterisk

For the first time ever, the Navy launched a drone off an aircraft carrier at sea today. It just didn't land on the carrier, a much harder task.

Gmail Gives Away CIA ‘Spy’ in Russia

Officially, Ryan Christopher Fogle worked as a junior diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. According to Moscow, he was a spy working for the CIA. If so, he screwed up bad.

Donald Rumsfeld Wants to Give You the Most Ironic Life Lessons Ever

The defense secretary who screwed up Iraq and Afghanistan has some advice for you. Some of it is good!

Afghans Claim To Have Video of U.S. Special Forces Guy Torturing Civilians

It's unclear what exactly Zakaria Kandahari's relationship with U.S. Special Forces is, but the Afghans claim to have a video showing him torturing civilians.

Scientist Behind Alaska’s Area 51 Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, has always been a combination of big science, high sleaze, and pure conspiratorial strangeness. Somehow, it just got sleazier and stranger.

Nyet! Now Russia Won’t Sell Badass Missile to Syria

American pilots can breathe easier. Russia isn't going to sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense missile. Not that the Air Force wants to strike Syria, but still.

Is this China’s First Killer Drone?

A pair of blurry images could be evidence of China's first jet-powered killer drone.

5 Russian-Made Surveillance Technologies Used in the West

Privacy activists are battling to stop Western surveillance technology from filtering out to oppressive regimes. But Russia is also hard at work developing all sorts of surveillance tools and selling them to the West.

Here’s Your Chance to Be an Extra on Homeland

The terrorism soap opera and nail-biter series Homeland may have ended on a cliffhanger in season two. Now the show's casting agents have put out the call for extras, and have changed it up.

U.S. Kicks Drug-War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies

The Army says Afghan poppies -- the source of much of the world's heroin -- can be a "source of stability" for the war-ravaged country.

Benghazi Rescue Was Impossible, Pentagon Swears

A four-man Special Operations team in Tripoli ahead of last September's deadly Benghazi attack couldn't have saved U.S. diplomats, the Pentagon says.

Pentagon Wants ‘Human Surrogate’ for Ray Gun Tests

The Pentagon's electromagnetic pain rays are about to make a new buddy. In the form of an anthropomorphic test dummy that's gonna get blasted by everything the Pentagon's non-lethal weapons agency can throw at it.

Air Force Brochure Tells Sex Assault Victims to ‘Submit’

An Air Force brochure on sexual assault acquired by Danger Room advises potential victims not to fight off their attackers.

Israel Swears Its Missile Defense Can Block Syrian Attacks

Israel may have attacked targets in Syria -- and risked a wider war -- to stop ballistic missiles from falling into the wrong hands. But the Israelis insist they can shoot the Fateh-110 missiles out of the sky.

7 New Weapons From the Pentagon’s Latest China Report

Seven new weapons stand out in the Pentagon's annual report on the Chinese military.

Air Force Chief of Sexual-Assault Prevention Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

The officer in charge of running the Air Force's sexual-assault prevention and response division was just arrested on sexual-assault charges himself.

Pentagon Still Believes Assad Has Control of Syria’s Chemical Arsenal

The Pentagon says it doesn't have evidence linking the Syrian regime to the recent sarin gas attack. But it also says it believes dictator Bashar Assad still has control of his deadly chem arsenal.

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